At least 29 dead after 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti

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A baby is pulled out of rumble after a 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021.
A baby is pulled out of rumble after a 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021.
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At least 29 people were killed after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit southern Haiti this morning.

Jerry Chandler, Haiti’s director of Civil Protection, told the Associated Press that 29 people were confirmed dead and that rescues have been dispatched to the epicenter where local reporters posted videos of residents frantically digging through rubble to find casualties.

Haiti’s prime minister Ariel Henry, declared a one-month state of emergency and would not ask for international help until the full scale of the devastation is known.

The epicenter, Les Cayes, is a city located about 75 miles west of Port-au-Prince.

People search through rubble after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti.
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The aftermath of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Aug. 14.
Video shows collapsed buildings and people searching through rubble after an earthquake in Haiti.
At least 29 people were reported dead.

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